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HGF Ranked Gold Across All Categories in the Financial Times Special Report

June 2024

HGF is proud to have been ranked ‘Gold’ across all bands in the Financial Times Special Report – Europe’s Leading Patent Firms’ published on the 13th of June 2024. This is another fantastic result for the firm, being ranked for the 6th consecutive year since the guide was established in 2019.

More than 10,000 patent attorneys and clients were invited to participate in the survey. Participants were able to recommend firms overall and by specific specialities, divided into six categories. Having this recognition direct from our peers across the industry is an honour and highlights the value that they have placed on the expertise of HGF. The firm prides itself on the level of service and technical knowledge that the HGF team are able to provide to our global client base.

The firm was ranked ‘Gold – very frequently recommended for:’

  • Biotechnology, Food & Healthcare
  • Chemistry & Pharmaceuticals
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • IT & Software
  • Materials & Nanotechnology

Dr Jennifer Uno, Head of Engineering commented: “I’m extremely proud of the HGF Engineering team, and this ranking, as chosen by clients, is a testament to their brilliance. We aim to set ourselves apart by providing exceptional client service, as strategic thinkers across legal, technical, and commercial areas and continue to drive professional excellence.”

Dr Andrew Wells, Head of the Chemistry team commented, “I’m delighted that our excellent reputation in the chemistry field has been recognised. This is an excellent achievement for the HGF Chemistry team and for HGF as a whole. We have a large team of chemical patent attorneys located throughout Europe and we pride ourselves on providing commercially relevant and strategic IP advice to our clients. We cover the whole chemistry landscape and have seen significant growth in the key areas of pharmaceuticals, formulation science, materials science, agrochemicals, process chemistry, fuel cells, and electrochemistry. We also have a significant European oppositions practice that continues to go from strength to strength.”

Dr Chris Benson, Head of the Electronics team commented, “I’m very pleased that the excellence of our attorneys in the electronics and computing field has been recognised. It is especially pleasing to have been awarded a gold ranking which is awarded based on client recognition. The HGF Electronics team handles a wide variety of subject matter in the electronics and computing field. Of note is the exceptional track record of handling oppositions relating to standards-based technologies such as video coding and telecommunication technologies as well as standards mapping.”

Kate Taylor, Head of the Life Sciences team commented: “We are delighted that the exceptional technical and legal knowledge of the HGF Life Sciences team has been recognised by this ranking.”

As a leading European firm, we are dedicated to forging strong client relationships and offering exceptional service from our offices in Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, France, Ireland, and the UK. Our multidisciplinary teams, compromising of patent attorneys, trade mark attorneys, and IP solicitors, are driven by our core values of People, Teamwork, Excellence, and Progressive.

At HGF, we are committed to delivering top-tier intellectual property services. These accolades underscore our team’s hard work, dedication, and exceptional capabilities. We are proud of these achievements and look forward to continuing to lead the way in the IP sector.

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